Tamesis Club

Tight finish at Topper Open



Commodore Chris Pollard presents James Crossley with the Murray Vines Cup


Fifteen Toppers turned out for the South East Travellers Open this year at Tamesis, competitors coming from several clubs.  The racing was close throughout.  Race Officer Andrew Harris laid a course in front of the club which took advantage of the easterly wind that was present all day.

James Crossley in 48232 and Bjorn Handley in 45770  dominated the day with a first and second each in the first two races, so the result was down to the wire.  Bjorn won the last race but retired, so leaving James Crossley who was second in that race to take the Murray Vines Cup.

Thanks to Andrew Harris as Race Officer, and his team Cherry Ehrlich, Daniel Gerber and Ian Ramage, and to Jo Carstens and her team for the catering.

Photos Andrew Harris


Place Sail Nr Champ Nr Helm Club Points
1st 48232 339 James Crossley Datchet Water SC 2
2nd 45770 650/690 Bjorn Handley Queen Mary SC 3
3rd 48587 89 Jack Hardy Wimbledon Park/Island Barn SC 8
4th 48177 694 Reuben Hudson Newhaven and Seaford SC 9
5th 46520 584 Kaitlyn Wyatt Papercourt SC 9
6th 46274 555 Harriet Sacker Burnham Overy Staithe SC 9
7th 47665 32 Joseph Mole Papercourt SC 11
8th 45700 165 Andy Perry Warsash SC 11
9th 47806 Luka Franklin Bough Beech SC 12
10th 15725 68 Joanna Leare Island Barn SC 14
11th 47649 654 Jibriel Bostan Tideway SC 20
12th 47719 615 Megan Thomson Island Barn SC 20
13th 47124 517 Anne Fredborg Papercourt SC 21
14th 47725 106 Liam Curran Queen Mary SC/Porchester SC 25
15th 47863 574 Rorg Clow Island Barn SC 28